Trans-Atlantic APRS Balloon Launch Wednesday Night!

The transatlantic APRS balloon attempt (PBH10) will use the callsign of KC2TUA-10 with an anticipated launch window 8-11 PM EDT Wednesday April 29th. The anticipated flight path from Oswego, NY is northeast through New England, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Greenland, and Iceland on to Europe.

The balloon will have both a an APRS beacon operating at 144.800 (To maximize the potential for reception in Europe the balloon will operate on the European frequency) and a 40 meter CW beacon on HF at 7.102.55MHz (+/-100Hz). To track the early part of the track, APRS operators throughout the flight path are asked to tune their receivers to the 144.800 frequency and to activate their stations as WIDE1-1 digipeaters or as IGates so that the packets are digipeated over onto the USA frequency while the balloon is over the USA and Canada in order to provide tracking.

Please see the PBH3 Twitter account for the latest information and email them with any questions at pbhdata-at-gmail-dot-com.